On Jan 17/18 the Dufferin Women in Business held an interactive networking event at the Orangeville Food Bank. We were treated to an informative tour of the facility by dedicated volunteers Kim, Heather, Colleen, Willie, Deanne, Bri, and Cheryl.
During our tour we had many questions and learned of the prevalence of poverty in Dufferin County. Many were shocked that the food bank is not government funded. They rely on community donations and is primarily volunteer run.
How can you help?
You can donate money to a participating team or individual.
You can register a team or register to walk on a team. https://cnoy.org/register
You can volunteer on the day of the event. https://cnoy.org/volunteer
Participate in the Feb 24/18 fundraising and awareness initiative called “Coldest Night of the Year“
See the Details: https://cnoy.org/location/orangeville
Orangeville Food Bank supports Orangeville and area residents in need of emergency food assistance. We support 500 people a month, 38% of those are children. Seniors continue to be the fasting growing demographic each year.
We see firsthand the challenges of living without enough food.Individuals having to choose between hard costs of rent and utilities or buying food. Our goal is to provide a dignified shopping approach including access to fresh and perishable foods in a caring environment.
As an organization that receives no provincial or federal funding we are largely community funded. Funds raised will support the operations of the Food Bank including fresh food purchases, gardening programs and our Community Food Share program.
We invite you to join us for Coldest Night of the Year, raising funds to help us in our Mission:
Neighbours helping Neighbours share with our community.